14:15 Brighton

Monday 12 June 2017


'Nashville' Novice Auction Stakes

Class 5  |   5f 215y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:16  |   Winning time: 1m 11.59s
Weighed In
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: Mitch Godwin |  T: S Kirk

Ran to a similar level on his first two starts, shaping with promise at Doncaster and then Leicester, with both races on ground softer than good. A replication of that form could be enough, and he may also improve for the step up in trip and if there is a sounder surface here.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: A Kirby |  T: C G Cox

Left his debut form well behind him to run well over C&D last time, having never figured on debut. Looks progressive and could be tough to beat here if taking another step forward, though he has to reverse form with Hateya.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: S De Sousa |  T: M Johnston

Ran a fair race on debut especially given he missed the break, and should enjoy the step up in trip here. He will need to find a fair amount of improvement to get on terms with the leading contenders, though.

Age: 2|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: K A Quinn |  T: M R Channon

Beat only one horse home on debut at Lingfield earlier in the month and looks to have it all to do in order to mount a serious challenge here.

Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: Archie Watson

Was beaten 24L on debut having never looked dangerous and was sent off at 20/1. Another minor role looks likely on that basis.

Age: 2|  Weight: 8-11  |  J: Adam Beschizza |  T: Miss J Feilden

Her last run at Lingfield was easily her best to date (5f, good to firm), and she has looked generally progressive so far, having taken a while to learn how to race efficiently. Would need another career best here though, and by some way.

Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: William Carson |  T: J R Boyle

Went close on debut over C&D despite racing keenly in the early stages and is entitled to run another big race here, especially if settling better and starting more alertly than she did during that first racecourse appearance.

Age: 2|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: J P Fahy |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton

Disappointed at Chepstow last time (5f, good to soft), having impressed on debut here over shorter. Will need to put that last run well behind her here, and goes from the inside stall, which is not always an advantage over this C&D.


Weight: 8-8|  Age: 2
T: J Hughes  J: Irineu Goncalves


Alaska (2/1), Royal Liberty (11/4), Move To The Front (9/2), Hateya (9/2), Super Florence (12/1), Llamrei (16/1), Mrs Teasdale (25/1), Terri Rules (25/1), The Kiddie Kid (33/1)

The one who appeals most here is MOVE TO THE FRONT. Clive Cox's charge may have finished behind Hateya last time out but he looks probably the most progressive option in the field and it can only be encouraging that he was well-backed in both of those two previous starts. If he fails to show the necessary improvement, the aforementioned horse that beat him home in second last time out could be the one to be with given how well she ran on debut, while Alaska has potential up in trip on likely better ground.
  1. Move To The Front
  2. Hateya
  3. Alaska
Prize Money
1st: £2,911.002nd: £866.003rd: £433.004th: £216.00

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